Industry jobs growing at fastest rate for 20 years

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Commenting on today’s Labour Market Data, Ms Lee Hopley, Chief Economist at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said:

“Today’s data shows manufacturers are recruiting heavily on the back of a strong year of output growth. 2014 saw the fastest annual growth rate in manufacturing jobs for twenty years and indicates that manufacturers have confidence this picture will continue.

“Manufacturing has a key role to play in delivering high quality jobs in the UK, but skills shortages remain a key challenge for the sector and this must be addressed to ensure companies can grow, compete and hire into the future.”

Employment in manufacturing grew 1.4% in 2014, the fastest rate of growth since 1995

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